Ðông Kim Vũ passed away on April 17, 2021 in the comfort of his home. He was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather and a proud army veteran. He lived a meaningful life committed to his wife and kids and maintaining close family bonds.
Ðông was born to hat merchants Vu Van Ich (Father) and Le Thi Tuyen (Mother) in the Nam Dinh province of Vietnam on March 8, 1936.
As a teenager, Ðông made the valiant decision to enlist early in the military in order to support himself, his father, and his sister. After more than a decade of service with the South Vietnamese Army working in the deep jungles of Vietnam and a near fatal accident, he was honorably discharged as a corporal and went on to serve as a driver/chauffeur for the USAID branch of the United States Embassy on assignment with the General Accounting Office.
Ðông’s patience and commitment to family had not only instilled strong family values among his children but it had also inspired other young adults and families that he has helped provide friendship and guidance to over the years.
Ðông is survived by his wife and loyal companion of 56 years, Lisa Ngọc Thị Nguyễn, the love of his life and mother to his five daughters and three sons. He is also grandfather to three grandchildren and father-in-law to three sons and one daughter.
He will forever live on in the hearts of those he left behind. Remembered as the family man with a love for photography, music, soccer, current events, politics and an eclectic taste for collecting eyeglasses, watches, figurines and fine cookware. He was also a self-taught gardener, carpenter and mechanic.
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